Anti-Blackness in South Asia: A Frank, Honest & Open Discussion

Anti-Blackness in South Asia: A Frank, Honest & Open Discussion

Tue 19 March 2019 19:00-21:00 - Richard Hoggart Building 137a

Anti-blackness is a prevalent and pervasive problem in the South Asian community. Colourism runs rampant in a community where being darker than your neighbour is sinful. Grandmothers are quick to tell their granddaughter not to spend too much, if any, time in the sun. Dark is bad. White is right. The darker you are, the less your chances of getting married. And many other lies have seeped down through generations afflicted with the guilt of colonisation and casteism. This conditioned belief is, to an extent, visible in the way our community interacts with Black people. South Asians find it easier to exploit the Black community than repair their own views towards them. 

Come along for a talk and discussion by Dhruva Balram as he expands on his 8-part essay series on Anti-Blackness in South Asia. The event will be moderated by Dr Akanksha Metha, Lecturer in Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Studies and co-director of the Centre for Feminist Research at Goldsmiths. Free event - open to all. 

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Accessibility: RHB 137a is on the ground floor of the Richard Hoggart Building, and is wheelchair accessible. For more accessibility information, see AccessAble

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